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Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Have you or a loved one suffered severe injuries in a motorcycle accident due to someone else's negligence? If so, you may have a case to file a personal injury lawsuit. Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable when driving on the road, and crashes can cause injuries far worse than those in covered vehicles. While motorcycle riders have the exact same rights as other drivers, they are far too often ignored.

At the Paulsen Law Group, our experienced Dunedin attorneys will fight to fully protect your rights. Our goal is to do everything in our power so that you can receive the maximum amount of compensation you are legally entitled to, from current and future medical bills to lost wages.

How Florida’s No-Fault Liability Applies to Motorcycle Crashes

Florida is what is known as a no-fault state; which means if you are injured in a car accident, regardless of who is at fault you must first turn to your own insurance coverage to seek compensation for your injuries and other damages. No-fault liability means you cannot hold the other party liable for your injuries unless you are able to show you were permanently injured. Only in those circumstances are motorists able to file a lawsuit against the liable party. Insured Motorists are compensated through their own insurance coverage under what is known as personal injury protection (PIP). This coverage includes medical bills and lost wages regardless of who is at fault for the accident.

PIP laws do not apply to motorcyclists meaning after an accident, motorcyclists do not need to show evidence the accident resulted in permanent injuries to file a claim for pain and suffering.

What Are the Most Common Types of Injuries?

By their very nature, motorcyclists are placed at a greater risk than an auto driver, as there is little outer protection. These accidents can then lead to catastrophic injuries. The figures only seem to increase, as there is a reported rise in the number of reported motorcycle injuries that include brain injury, spinal cord injury, and even paralysis.

Other types of motorcycle injuries include:

  • Eye injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Severe burns
  • Road rash
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement

What Can I Recover from My Accident?

In Florida, there are numerous motorcyclists, from avid everyday riders to weekend enthusiasts. Motorcycle accidents can lead to very serious injuries, some of which can be permanently disabling or even result in death.

These are the most common causes of accidents:

  • Left-hand turns
  • Lane splitting
  • Head-on crashes
  • Rear-end accidents
  • Speeding
  • Defective auto parts
  • Poor road conditions
  • Drinking and driving
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Negligent motorists on the road can easily cause an accident with motorcyclists, many of which are fatal. Whether the culpable driver was speeding, not obeying traffic laws, tailgating, swerving in front of the motorcyclist, or something else, there are many ways for someone else to be directly responsible for a personal tragedy. Unfortunately, due to the complexity of wrongful death law in the state of Florida, seeking damages for this type of incident can be a confusing and frustrating situation. With our knowledge and experience, we can represent your case and guide you through all the legal steps from start to finish, making the process as easy and hassle-free as possible.

After a motorcycle accident, you can seek compensation for the following:


  • Lost income
  • Lost companionship
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Mental pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses

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If you sustained an injury as a direct result of a motorcycle accident due to another driver’s reckless or negligent actions, now is the time to act. Our team of lawyers is here to build the strongest possible case on your behalf and help you pursue justice and compensation for the loss you have suffered. We represent clients throughout Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, and the entire Tampa Bay area with the utmost compassion and tenacity.


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